Non-Medical Pain Relief

Beating Back Parkinson's Disease

Postural asymmetry (misalignment) is sometimes associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Using gentle stretching and strengthening techniques we attempt to restore the proper musculoskeletal postural relationships intended for your body.  Over a period of weeks muscle lengths are reset and your skeleton is repositioned for a gradual return to the postural design originally intended for your body.  If you’ve been told that surgery is the only thing that will relieve your pain, consider one more option.  While we can’t help everyone, these techniques have provided relief to many people with low-back, hip, shoulder, neck and wrist pain, etc. - without the use of medication or manipulation.  Click the orange "Non-Medical Pain Relief" link at the top of the page for details.  Click the  blue "From the Clinic" link below to read a success story from the clinic.

Paul Gustafson, PHD, RKT

Dr Gustafson has worked in the field of exercise science for over thirty years.  His experience includes public schools in Texas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.  Dr. Gustafson is a registered kinesiotherapist (RKT) with the American Kinesiotherapy Association (www.akta.org).  Kinesiotherapy is defined as "the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning. A registered kinesiotherapist can administer treatment only upon receipt of a prescription from qualified physicians, nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants who have been privileged to make such referrals.”  Exercise and education are the only modes of treatment used by a kinesiotherapist.​​  


Dr. Gustafson is a member of the American Kinesiotherapy Association and the Medical Fitness Association


Dr.Gustafson resides in Edgefield, SC and is accepting clients.

A training program emphasizing high-intensity, interval exercise has been shown to help those with Parkinson’s Disease cope with the manifestations of the disease.  Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease have reported improvements in balance, endurance and strength.  The method uses non-contact boxing training to achieve these remarkable results.  Dr. Gustafson has been trained at the premier training center for this method, which has received many positive reviews from those coping with Parkinson's Disease.  Click the button below to read an article by Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller on the evidence for using boxing training for individuals Parkinson's Disease.



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Dr. Gustafson is receiving new clients beginning July, 2017.  Click the link "Beating Back Parkinson's Disease" at the top of the page for more information.

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